Chiropractic Treatment for Children
September 09, 2019

As with adults, chiropractic treatment for children is often the subject of considerable discussion. Studies have shown chiropractic care to be helpful for children.

Chiropractic treatment when performed with care and adapted to your child can be helpful in a number of ways. In the U.S., nearly 20 percent of chiropractic patients are children under the age of 18, a course of action which will likely lead them to a lifetime of wellness.

Chiropractic Treatments and Children

In both children and adults, the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) controls the body, from beginning to end. Misalignments in the spine, called subluxations hamper the communication channels in the body, decreasing function. Everyone, at any age, infant to adult can experience these subluxations due to trauma or stress. Even minor traumas in childhood (bumps, bruises, falls, etc.) can result in pain, discomfort, and more during both the teenage and adult years. For these subluxations, chiropractic adjustment is a safe and gentle alternative to restore alignment along with health and wellness for children.

Children Can Benefit from Chiropractic Treatments

Not only do chiropractic treatments improve subluxations and reduce pain, chiropractic patient feedback from parents report their children’s improvements in sleep, digestive issues, allergies, ear infections, and more. For these reasons, and as an effective alternative medicine practice, chiropractic care is very popular among parents for their children. Let’s explore the benefits of chiropractic treatments for children.

  • Treat Sport Injuries and Improve Sports Performance – Soccer, gymnastics, baseball, cheerleading, basketball, horseback riding, football, and even just playing in the back yard can mean injuries for children. When your child has been hurt, your chiropractor can help with treatments and stretching to heal injuries quickly. In addition, studies have shown those children who receive regular chiropractic care improve sports performance including balance, reaction time, agility, and more.
  • Enhance Sleep – A good night’s sleep is healthy for everyone, but even children experience sleeping disorders which can hinder sleep quality. From insomnia to night terrors, a chiropractor can help your child sleep better with gentle spinal adjustments and massage.
  • Reduce Colic Symptoms Colic is when healthy babies are frequently crying or fussing for long hours, leaving parents feeling quite helpless. A visit to the chiropractor can help treat colic safely – easing the baby’s symptoms thus reducing crying episodes and decreasing waking during the night.
  • Eliminate Headaches Headaches occur for a number of reasons, from allergies, colds, earaches, or even bumps on the head from falls. Whenever your child is in pain, you want to relieve it but don’t want to constantly turn to medication. Most headaches are caused by muscle tension, which can be relieved by gentle and calming chiropractic adjustments and manipulation.
  • Help for Digestive Issues – Like adults, children often suffer from stomach aches, constipation, and even acid reflux. Chiropractic treatments can treat these inflammatory conditions, helping the body digest food more effectively and restoring digestive healthy.

Is your child experiencing pain or other issues? Set up a consultation and get your child moving toward a lifetime of health and wellness with chiropractic care from the team at County Line Chiropractic Medical and Rehab.



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